T-Mobile USA will introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in the next few weeks, if an unconfirmed report is correct.
This will apparently be a moderately updated version of the Bold 9700 already in this carrier’s lineup. It will have the same general design, but some of the specifications will be improved.
Most notably, it is going to debut running BlackBerry OS 6.0, the latest version of RIM’s operating system. This has been noticeably enhanced with a redesigned home screen and a more advanced web browser, among other changes.
Owners of the Bold 9700 won’t have to buy a new smartphone to get this new OS version — RIM has promised to release a system software upgrade for this current model.
The Bold 9780 will supposedly include a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, quite a jump up from the 3.2 MPx one in the earlier device.
For the most part, the specifications that have leaked out for the Bold 9780 show that it is going to be practically identical to its predecessor.
This includes using the same design, with a 2.44-inch, 480 x 360 display above a small keyboard.
The Bold 9780 will reportedly have a 624 MHz processor, 528 MB of RAM, and a microSD/SDHC memory card slot.
It will also have the same wireless capabilities as the current model: support for T-Mobile’s 3G network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Pricing and Availability
According to a document that leaked out of T-Mobile, the carrier is going to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9780 on November 17.
However, this document doesn’t reveal the price, just saying that it is TBD (To Be Determined).
AT&T also offers the Bold 9700, and earlier published reports indicate that this carrier is also going to offer its replacement at some point soon.